Rabbi Raffi Bilek
Sad, Sad World
Amanda posted a video on YouTube shortly before she died. You can see it here. (Some may want to avoid viewing this – while it is not explicit, it is not so tzniusdik either.) It is terribly sad, but perhaps it is a good reminder to all of us that we have a lot of work to do in this world – and if you think this kind of thing doesn’t happen in the frum world, think again. It is also a good reminder to parents that children and teens need guidance and monitoring around their internet use, and especially around use of social media.
I am working on creating a program for middle schools so that we can avoid exactly this kind of tragedy in the future. It is just too, too sad.